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To whom it may concern:

Company Name: Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative: Yasuhiro Sato, President & CEO
Head Office: 1–5–5 Otemachi, Chiyoda–ku, Tokyo
Security Code: 8411 (Tokyo Stock Exchange 1st Section)

Partial Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (the "Company") hereby announces that it has determined, at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on the date hereof, to propose "Partial Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation" at the fifteenth (15th) ordinary general meeting of shareholders.

Description

1. Partial Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation

As a result of the acquisition of all of the shares of the Eleventh Series Class XI Preferred Stock on July 1, 2016 in respect of which an acquisition request had not been made by June 30, 2016, the last day of the period for acquisition request, and the cancellation of all of the Eleventh Series Class XI Preferred Stock held by the Company on July 13, 2016, the total number of authorized shares and the total number of authorized shares of Class XI Preferred Stock will be reduced, and other necessary amendments will be made.

2. Terms of the Amendments

The specific terms of the amendments are set out in the attachment (PDF/33KB).

3. Schedule

Date of the ordinary general meeting of shareholders for the partial amendment to the Articles of Incorporation: June 23, 2017 (Scheduled)

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